Dear Reader,

The City of Kilgore was founded and grew through change, when dirt roads gave way to railroads and later to cars and all that the oil boom provided. The News Herald is much the same as its hometown. We’ve gone through different owners, different editors and different readers. Through it all, our mission has remained constant: to provide you with the best reporting about our fine city that we can.

Today I’m writing to you to let you know about an upcoming shift in our print publication schedule beginning the week of Aug. 15. While our reporting will continue to be done seven days a week, the number of physical print newspapers we will produce is changing. Going forward, we will produce a printed newspaper only for our weekend paper.

Your next question will be “What’s happening to my Wednesday paper?” and let me assure you that we are not getting rid of it. Instead, you’ll be able to access it online in e-edition format at Your subscription already allows you access to every story, photo, video and other pieces of reporting that we do, including our e-editions, and many of you already prefer that digital newspaper format for its ease of access and accessibility.

As always, we will continue to provide the latest news and updates on our website at throughout the week. That is the place to go for the most recent headlines and breaking news of the day. Everything that you find in your print or e-edition News Herald is also available on our website.

We know this change may be difficult to navigate for some print readers. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help in getting you set up with your digital account so that you can continue to enjoy the same News Herald reporting that this city has enjoyed for more than 90 years.

We remain committed to telling Kilgore’s stories, and I thank you for your support of your local newspaper.

— Meredith Shamburger

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Meredith Shamburger oversees newspapers in Carthage, KIlgore and Marshall. A Carthage native, she has been with M.Roberts Media since 2016. Before joining the staff, she served as a reporter with the Dallas Morning News.

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